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A Bird in a Bathing Suit
by Dawn Mitchell   

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Category: 

Children

Publisher:  Outskirts Press, Inc. ISBN-10:  1432754041 Type: 
Pages: 

28

Copyright:  March 7, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781432754041
Fiction

What a silly sight to see!

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 A Bird in a Bathing Suit is a fun, silly book that highlights a little bird and what happens when a group of children notice that it's wearing swim trunks. They erupt in a fit of giggles which initially results in finger pointing, hurt feelings and in the end acceptance and friendship.


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So funny to both you and me. A bird in a bathing suit, what a silly sight to see.



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Faith Draper of Bookpleasures.com
A Bird in a Bathing Suit Reviewed By Faith Draper Of Bookpleasures.com
By Faith Draper Published March 20, 2010 Childrens & Young Adults
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Reviewer Faith Draper: Faith's writing experience includes a weekly woman's newsletter, published in a contemporary issues book and has written 1000s of content articles and several e-books as a ghostwriter. She currently writes for Associated Content, two blogs, and her personal WEB SITE


Author: Dawn Mitchell
Illustrator: Josh Will
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9871432754044

A darling children’s book A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell gives children a look at what happens when we make fun of others. In this colorful book a group of children spot a bright blue bird wearing a red bathing suit. The children proceed to make fun of the bird pointing fingers and laughing. After all, birds do not normally wear bathing suits.

A Bird in a Bathing Suit takes the reader through different scenarios of what would be funny seeing a bird wear such as sunglasses, dresses, and baseball caps. The result of the taunting hurt the bird’s feelings and he flies away. It is then that the children realize what they had done was wrong and in turn they feel bad also.

Two of my grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed this book as did grandma. The writing is simple yet a bit challenging for a seven year old and the four year old was enthralled with the bright colored illustrations and pictures of the bird in different outfits. The best thing about ‘A Bird in a Bathing Suit’ is it opened the door to discuss how wrong it is to make fun of others who may appear different than us.

A note from the author, Dawn Mitchell, “I’d like to teach children that our differences provide diverse perspectives which often result in fresh ideas, designs, and changes that impact us all.” She certainly succeeded in doing that with my grandchildren.

The illustrator, Josh Will, did a wonderful job of showing the emotions of each character in the book with his brilliant drawings and it’s no wonder he has done work for such clients as Hasbro, Mattel, and Band-Aid.

The combination of Dawn’s rhyming words and Josh’s colorful illustrations makes this the perfect children’s book to read over and over for years to come.

Dawn is working on more stories and I hope they are as enjoyable, educational, and amusing as ‘A Bird in a Bathing Suit’. There is a great moral to be learned by both young and old from the little blue bird’s situation in ‘A Bird in a Bathing Suit’!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes but was not obligated to give a positive review. The above is my own opinion.


Monique Burkes of Bookpleasures.com
A Bird in a Bathing Suit Reviewed By Monique Burkes Of Bookpleasures.com
By Monique Burkes Published March 11, 2010 Childrens & Young Adults
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Reviewer Monique Burkes. Monique is a transplant to Columbia, SC who simply loves to read. She reads with her 2 young daughters and finds time for reading "treats" for her own pleasure as well! To know more about Monique, click on her Blog.

Author: Dawn Mitchell
Illustrator: Josh Will
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5404-4

The author states: "Bird enjoys flying through the skies, eating worms and splashing around in his favorite red swim trunks. He's used to flying around unnoticed, but what happens when the neighborhood kids see him soaring through the air in a bathing suit?"

This book is about a bird, named, well, Bird! Bird is very special, you see. He likes wearing his red bathing suit. Such a cute and silly bird! A group of neighborhood kids happen to see him flying out of a tree. And they can't believe their eyes when they see what Bird is wearing. They point at him and laugh. They imagine other birds like Bird, wearing all types of clothes – from underwear to dresses and jeans. Oh my goodness! How silly! Birds don't wear clothes! Right? But Bird hears them making fun of him. And it makes him sad. You see, Bird doesn't like being laughed at. It doesn't make him feel good. There's a lesson in here somewhere, amongst all the silliness and the rhymes, about making fun of others. What do the kids do? Do they continue to tease Bird? What does Bird do in return? What would you do?

I love this book! It's really cute and the bright, colorful illustrations are wonderful. Both of my daughters easily understood the message. The rhyming story made it easy to read and the pictures kept their attention on every page. They could both see and feel the emotions of the children and Bird due to the quality and detail of the pictures. This book allows a very easy dialogue between parents and their children about teasing others and being teased. I look forward to reading more children's fiction from author Dawn Mitchell and viewing more Josh Will's neat illustrations. This is a definite keeper for the kids' bookshelf. We'll read this one over and over.

My book came with a special treat! You'll have to get your own copy to see if you get one too! It was also signed by the author.

I recommend this book for ages 3 to 7.

Disclosures:
I received this book free from the author, Dawn Mitchell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.



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